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Breaking: Ondo civil servant suspended over Akeredolu’s death rumour




Ondo state government has suspended a civil servant for reportedly spreading fake news about the death of the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo who did not disclose the identity of the civil servant said in Akure that “the disciplinary measure was based on the death rumour being peddled about the Governor.

Adeyemo said the civil servant in question has been suspended and his name forwarded to the Civil Service Commission for appropriate punishment.

According to him “the officer posted the fake news on his Facebook account, such bad behaviour would not be condoned in government.

The Head of Service, however, suggested “severe sanctions against purveyors of such fake news to serve as a deterrent to others, such fake news creates problems in the society.

Adeyemo, expressed joy that the governor is back to the country hale and hearty, noting that ” God has shamed the rumour mongers and their sponsors.

“Incidentally, I called Mr Governor a day before the rumour and we spoke and chatted. So, when I heard the fake news I was disturbed and was like who is this fellow carrying this terrible rumour I knew Mr Governor was alive and with vigour. So, never believed it.

Recall that Governor Akeredolu began two weeks’ leave as part of his annual vacation on April 1, 2022.

He however handed over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in an acting capacity.

However, when the Governor was away, it was rumoured that he had died in a German hospital.

Meanwhile, speaking on arrival in the state, the governor, described the rumour as wicked and politically motivated.

Akeredolu thanked the people of the state, saying that he is very much alive and will return to work next week Monday

“I left the shores of this country on the March 27, 2022. I was with my party, I was physically present, I was there until the early hours of 27th March, 2022.

“Throughout 26th, I was at the convention of the APC in Abuja and everybody saw me there. I even sat with delegates from Ondo State.

” I never left them except when I left to greet delegates from South West and other areas. And it was a successful outing for us in Ondo State and for South West as well.

“And the second day, I left for Dubai, we had the annual investment meeting, which is Dubai Annual meeting and we were all there.

“So many Governors, about 13 of us were there. I went principally in respect of our Port Ondo because it was during the previous year that we had a relationship, and with the relationship with Dubai Port, I wanted to solidify.

“It was not a pleasant vacation, my vacation started on first but from 27th March 2022 it was a working visit to Dubai, I was still working, so my first 14 days did not start until 1st of April, 2022.

Akeredolu added that ” I was in Dubai working about the State. About 14 States participated and each State has its stand, and I displayed what we have in Ondo State, our Bitumen, and our Mineral resources. I attended other fora to discuss and project the image of Ondo State”.




NGO, The Trumpet hold leaders, media forum



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Political leaders and media professionals are gathering in Abuja on May 19, 2022 to brainstorm on national and other issues.

Tagged “Leaders- Media Forum for National Development,” the forum which will be held at National Merit House, is being put together by a non-governmental body, Good Circle International Organization, in partnership with The Trumpet newspaper.

The theme of the forum is Promoting Citizens Unity And Economic Empowerment For Sustainable National Development.

Editor-in-Chief of The Trumpet Omokioja J. J. K. Eto said that “there is no better time to hold this event as there is the need for leaders and the media as well as the general public to interact and bring lasting solutions to the challenges facing our society. “

International President of GCIO, Engr. Esanerovo Agbodo, in a statement, said: “The forum is meant to beam searchlight on issues bordering on the unity and empowerment of Nigerians toward building a virile nation. The Forum is deliberately formulated to bring leaders from different political parties under one roof as a way of promoting unity among Nigerians irrespective of political parties affiliations. All Nigerian citizens are one in their search for good governance and economic empowerment. So, what we need in Nigeria is good governance and Nigerians under any political party that have what it takes to govern the country effectively should present themselves and state clearly their visions so that Nigerians can make informed decisions in the 2023 elections.”

Leaders who are expected at the forum as speakers include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senator Rochas Okorocha as well as Governor Yayaya Bello and Nyesom Wike of Kogi and Rivers states respectively.

The 2019 Presidential Candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) ,Major-General John Gbor (Rtd) will be the chairman of the forum to oversee deliberations.

The forum will also examine the use of philanthropy as a way of complimenting government efforts in the development of citizens in order to reduce poverty and crime rate in Nigeria.

For more details, the organizers urged the public to contact Esanerovo Agbodo via [email protected] and 07036893533.



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I was robbed in 2019, will not allowed that happen in 2023 — Atiku



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Former Vice President of Nigeria and 2019 Presidential candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has insisted that he won the 2019 presidential election but was robbed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). 

He said under no circumstance will that be allowed to repeat itself again in 2023 should the party give him the presidential ticket.

Atiku made the assertion in  Kaduna on Tuesday night while he was addressing PDP delegates at the party secretariat. 

The former VP pleaded with them  to give him their votes again like they did assuring that he will not disappoint them.

According to him, if he becomes the president in 2023, he will invest in education, decisively address insecurity, and create employment for the youths among others.

The presidential hopeful also pledged to unite the country and give every part of the country a sense of belonging.

“I am here to again solicit your votes as you gave me in 2018. I won the 2019 presidential election squarely but was robbed of it, just like you people were robbed in Kaduna State using government power of incumbency. But we won’t allow a repeat of that again in 2023.


“I therefore appeal to you to elect correct and competent leaders. If I get the mandate of the party and emerge victorious in 2023, I will unite Nigerians and give every part of the country a sense of belonging.

“If elected president, I will invest in education, decisively address insecurity and provide employment to our youths, give me your votes and you won’t regret doing so,” he told the delegates.

Corroborating Alhaji Atiku’s position, former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed Makarfi and the state party chairman, Hon Hassan Felix Hyet, in their separate speeches said, “We agree in totality that PDP won the 2019 general elections both at the national and Kaduna State but was denied victory. We pray it doesn’t repeat itself again in 2023.” 

They assured that Kaduna delegates will do the needful during the primaries.



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